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Purpose that is spiritual in its essence has as its ultimate objective harmonious peaceful coexistence of people. Copyright: Shutterstock.

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Spirituality creates boundaries, such that even when violence is deemed necessary for self actualization, ultimately the goal always is harmonious coexistence, harmony and peace made possible via renegotiation of terms of coexistence. Wherever necessary, the goal of violence which has its roots in spirituality is renegotiation of terms of coexistence, not a “winner take all” mentality.

Spirituality enables access to spiritual resources deemed nonexistent by non-believers, but to believers are real, existent, beneficial for achievement of purpose.

If spirituality is not rooted in some evidence, it is mere belief in self masquerading as belief in a spiritual realm.

Jesus was crucified so He could not be deified. Jesus got deified anyway and within 300 years, without any threats of violence and through path of persecution of His believers won over practically the entire known civilized world. Jesus turned a persecuted, scorned set of people — people who believed in His divinity — into celebrated people.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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